You may remember a story bubbling up before the SECCG that Kirby had reached out to Hugh Freeze for some offensive coaching insight. I blogged about it here. The story barely had time to hit the Internet before everyone associated with the football program vehemently denied its accuracy. Also, note the last update to my post, in which Dan Wolken gets a denial from Freeze himself.
Fast forward to yesterday. Here’s what Wolken had to say about it:
Freeze aided Georgia in its offensive game-planning before the SEC championship game, USA Today college football reporter Dan Wolken said.
“I was told by sources that Georgia sent (Freeze) a laptop to look at their film (before the SEC championship game),” Wolken said on the “Out of Bounds” radio show hosted by Bo Bounds in Jackson, Miss.
“Hugh consulted for Georgia (dating to) this past preseason,” Wolken said…
“Georgia, within about 10 minutes of the leak, put out a strongly worded statement that Hugh Freeze has had no affiliation with their program this season and, frankly, kind of lied about it,” Wolken said. “They wanted to shut that story down. The week of the SEC championship game, Georgia did not want to answer questions about Hugh Freeze.”
Well, if so, that worked.
Wolken, in my experience, doesn’t make up shit out of thin air, so I’m really curious about the laptop. If it’s school property, is it a legitimate subject for an Open Records request?
Personally, it matters not to me what rocks Kirby turned over to game plan for Auburn. I’d just love to hear McGarity try to explain it all away. GATA, beat writers!